1 Corinthians 3:1-9, Philippians 3
There are real challenges that come from intentionally moving with a community in one direction, over the long haul. It is hard work, requires sacrifice, humility, and grace.
It’s hard to stay together when things aren’t awesome or sexy anymore.
But that is exactly why Paul is writing the Corinthians - because a church is truly a church when it commits to working and serving together; even through jealousy and quarrelling and selfishness and bickering and gossip and slander and hurt.
Because even in the midst of chaos, God is able to hold his body together.
But it will require maturity. It will require that we grow up.